Posts for category: flat feet
Why Your Feet Probably Hurt
A person with flat feet is prone to foot pain often because inadequate footwear harms their feet rather than protects them. Most people don’t know that different shoes are made for different types of feet. Some shoes in the shoe store are designed to help people with flat feet while other are designed to help people with high-arched feet or “normal” arches.
This means that buying shoes based on their look can lead to some serious foot pain because people often buy shoes that don’t match their foot type. This is the first problem that causes foot pain. People with flat feet are wearing inadequate shoes that contribute to foot pain and foot conditions like plantar fasciitis.
At the same time, the in soles in store-bought shoes are often low-quality, made of cheap material, and made for the average sole, as in people with normal arches. This does not help people with flat feet one bit and another main reason for the onset of foot pain. Our patients that stand up all day at work or are constantly agile end up with foot pain because of incorrect footwear.
How To Protect Your Feet And Alleviate Foot Pain
With one visit to the American Foot and Ankle Specialists, your foot pain can disappear forever. A podiatrist at either our Sun City podiatry or Scottsdale podiatry locations will provide you the advice on the type of shoes that you need to help your feet heal and keep your feet comfortable throughout the day. Based on your lifestyle, walking pattern, and foot shape, we will also recommend certain brands to buy that are the best for people with flat feet.
Next, a foot doctor at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists will create a custom pair of orthotics for your. These orthotics specifically match your walking pattern and foot shape and provide the maximum amount of support while walking. Most of my patients are amazed at how much better they feel everyday because of podiatrist-made orthotics. These orthotics are not the same as the in soles one may buy at CVS since they are customized to your feet.
At the American Foot and Ankle Specialists, Dr. Michael Stegman and Dr. John Erotas are dedicated to helping you recover from foot pain. There is a cause, a reason why you are having foot pain and let me assure you, this foot pain is not normal. If you are having foot pain, it is time to see one of our podiatrists and we will discover and treat the causing, where once again you will be free of foot pain!
Call (480) 483-9000 and schedule your consultation.
Dipa Karmakar is the first Indian woman to qualify as a gymnast for the Olympics. This Olympian's speciality is pole vaulting and billions of people are watching. She has flat feet and has made it to the Olympics. Many people have flat feet and with the right podiatry treatment, you can overcome any pain you are experiencing.
Supporting Flat Feet
Problems with flat feet start as when one begins to experience foot pain. Your feet may tire easily, the inside bottom of your feet can become swollen, and foot movements can become difficult. Flat feet, due to alignment issues, also can lead to back and leg pain.
While flat feet is usually painless, without proper foot care, it can lead to a range of foot problems. You may be experiencing pain in your ankles, knees, and feet all due to flat feet since it affects your walking pattern and the alignment of your legs.
There are several traditional treatments that serve to support this foot type alleviating the swelling and pain of flat feet. Such treatments, because flat feet are now being supported, can help eliminate the back and leg pain.
Changing Footwear For The Better
The first correction to be made is with footwear. Different shoes are made for different foot types. You’ll want to make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes that support flat feet. If you are wearing shoes that do not actively support flat feet, this is one reason why you may be experiencing foot pain.
The next footwear treatment, which has amazing results, is prescription orthotics. Custom molded orthotics, made by our podiatrists at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists, are molded specifically to your individual foot shape and walking pattern. In this way, not only are they better than store-bought orthotics but also provide that maximum amount of supports for your individual foot.
Stretching, strengthening exercises, and physical therapy may also help by strengthening the areas of the foot that have become weakened due to flat feet. To relieve swelling, you may want to apply homeopathic topical creams and also give a soft tissue massage to the area, which provides new blood flow to tightened and damaged tissue.
Flat feet is a common foot type and it must be protected. Normal protection includes prescription orthotics and the correct footwear. For over twenty years, the podiatrist at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists have helped patients overcome any foot pain and conditions of which flat feet is the cause.
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We guarantee that your feet will feel better with just a few simple adjustments to your lifestyle. Call (480)-483-9000 and schedule your consultation today!